Am I the only one who feels that things have changed for the worse since Lockheed Martin took over? I think the biggest thing I’ve noticed is how much emphasis is now put on new talent at the cost of people who have been here for a while and are more... read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Sikorsky Aircraft
I work at the stratford facilility and i read that WPB was closing and all the employees had to find jobs in other states. This was all supposed to happen by end of 2018. So alot if people heeded the warning and left. However..... its now 2/2019 and... read more
Can somebody from West Palm Beach confirm that only 120 people are being laid off by Sikorsky instead of the announced 500? Call me paranoid, but lately I have trouble believing anything that has any kind of official stamp to it. It would be good to... read more
As we had announced in July, Sikorsky is consolidating operations and is not renewing our lease for the Florida Assembly and Flight Operations (FAFO) property in West Palm Beach, Florida. This is due to substantial workload reductions at FAFO and to... read more
True or false? Anyone has more info on WPB...
53K test program in MD , reducing in size. Will add 50+ personal to layoff list.
It’s been about time we got some good news at our company. I always found these big orders, as good for the company as they are, to be a good boost of morale for the workers. Call me naive, but maybe they will halt the layoffs an reductions for a... read more
Im thinking that the services provided in an 8 hour day just are not enough to maintain sustainability.
State of Florida - WARN Notice Company Name: Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company Number of Laid off Employees: 500 Address 1: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Address 2: 17900 Bee Line Hwy. City: Jupiter, FL WARN Notice Date: Thu 08/02/2018 Layoff From:... read more
America first!!! Jobs, jobs, jobs!!!
The end-result should be interesting after all the dust settles we finally learn our fate. Many eyes, inside and out, are watching (some like vultures) to see what happens. I wonder if we qualify for class action??? There's a big difference between... read more
Sikorsky Fafo Consolidation” notes Fafo created in 2007 as overflow facility at peak production Projected growth predicted in 2020 but line chart going to 2026 will not hit ever 2014 numbers. (We peaked) Company said could keep 50 people for flight... read more
We know u r doing everything possible to preserve our jobs and hats off to u for all the hard work!!! After the last meeting at the Marriott, we are feeling much better about our outcome. We know nothing is guaranteed in life but, our best shot is... read more
Sikorsky has known about wpb plant closure since before we negotiated our last contract. That is ridiculous that the company withheld this information till recently. We all have to understand the company that we work for and their lack of respect for... read more
Sometimes the the best light is from a burning bridge...
I think LM's incompetence will work in our favor. Once they realize that logistically, what they are trying to achieve is impossible. Couple that with the beginning of a severe labor shortage and presto, LM needs more workers of meet delivery... read more
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Local 1150 works tirelessly to avoid losing even a single member. We are in the middle of tough times with A/C sales on a sharp decline. LM and Sikorsky have the sole right to employ or not employ as many people as they need. Unions don’t have a... read more
Rocco Calo only cares about Rocco Calo. As long as his wallet is STUFFED with our dues, he is FAT, DUMB, and HAPPY! Teamsters Local 1150 knew this was going to happen. They just kept us in the dark. They DO NOT have our backs here in WPB/FAFO. Rocco... read more
What does he have to say about the slaughter of his union membership? I couldn't imagine the Teamsters allowing most of our work to be lost to non-union shops!!! Time will tell...I guess....
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When you make a deal with the devil don't act surprised if you get burned...
Are we certain only Jupiter is being hit? Are we safe in Coatesville? Has anybody heard anything? I was just starting to relax, thinking layoffs were over with for foreseeable future and now this. I guess there is no such thing as job security in... read more
LM's bottom line is all that really matters...$$$ After all, who really cares about a bunch of overpaid workers anyway? As long as LM's corporate staff and billionaire shareholders keep their cash cow alive, nothing else really matters!!! What could... read more
We are being used as pawns in a nasty game of corporate whack-a-mole. I guess we will now see the worth of our union in regards of saving our jobs. I know they are working hard for us but in the end, LM calls the shots. I smell future trouble for LM... read more
500 people in WPB... 83 Salaried, 417 hourly. Starting in Sept, October and ending in December. Good luck & god bless!!!
Unfortunately, it’s all gone pear shaped. Not looking good at all. On a positive note: It’s Taco Tuesday at Charles Swamp Bar!!! $5.00 tacos, $1.99 PBR tall boys and get a free bowl of soup with your Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin I.D. (While supplies... read more
It's all over Red Rover....
Teamsters local 1150 / Sikorsky / Lockheed Martin Please please stop this madness. Man up and tell your employees what is going on! Do we need to look for new jobs? Find cheaper living? Sell our homes? Pay for a loved ones medical condition? Take... read more
I wonder how long it's going to be before an aspiring (and hungry) attorney looks at our situation and concludes that all of us and our families are suffering extreme hardships, duress, anxiety, etc. over how LM is treating us and just might be... read more
No layoffs ...Get your butts back to work! You can thank Roco!
Although we have known the truth for some time and the fine details are still not 100% known management has confirmed whatever is going to happen will happen on the 27th, security has begun checking bags and will probably go as far as spot checking... read more
They’re laying off people today at FAFO. Security checking bags and purses... omg! Good luck!!!!
Pratt is hiring and ramping up for the F-135 program... Rumor has it that former Sikorsky employee's get special attention if applying for any P&W jobs in West Palm Beach. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
Well, LM will lay off a few. Not as bad as 200 people. More like 40. Plumbers, electrical and QA. FAFO dodged the bullet this time...
They are closing production WPB end of year. LM plans to use the facility to get backlog of production aircraft caught up. Any more info on this?
UTC and LM have been looking to close Florida for YEARS. First we had Crest View Florida, THEY failed misserably and for that West Palm received THERE FAILED Management relocated to run West Palm. Then there was New York facility, UTC dumped millions... read more